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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214237/knowledge-attitudes-and-preferences-of-advance-decisions-end-of-life-care-and-place-of-care-and-death-in-hong-kong-a%C3%A2-population-based-telephone-survey-of-1067-adults
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Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Nicole Kiang, Patsy Yuen-Kwan Chau, Janice Y C Lau, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Jean W Woo
OBJECTIVES: According to the 2015 Quality of Death Index published by the Intelligence Unit of the Economist, Hong Kong is ranked 22nd in terms of quality of palliative care in the world, behind many other major developed countries in Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. The objectives of the present study were to describe the knowledge, attitude, and preferences of the general Hong Kong adult population across different age groups regarding end-of-life (EOL) care decisions, place of care and death, as well as advance directive (AD)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208225/indoor-fungal-diversity-in-primary-schools-may-differently-influence-allergic-sensitization-and-asthma-in-children
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João Cavaleiro Rufo, Joana Madureira, Inês Paciência, Lívia Aguiar, Cristiana Pereira, Diana Silva, Patrícia Padrão, Pedro Moreira, Luís Delgado, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, João Paulo Teixeira, André Moreira
BACKGROUND: Childhood exposure to microbiological agents may influence the development of allergic and respiratory diseases. Apart from home, children spend most of their time at school, which represents an environment of significant exposure to indoor air microbes. Therefore, we aimed to assess how the prevalence of allergic sensitization and asthma in schoolchildren is affected by microbiological exposure within classrooms. METHODS: Spirometry with bronchodilation, exhaled nitric oxide measurements and skin-prick tests data were retrieved from 858 children aged 8 to 10 years old attending 71 classrooms in 20 primary schools...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206715/housing-first-for-older-homeless-adults-with-mental-illness-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-at-home-chez-soi-randomized-controlled-trial
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Timothy E Chung, Agnes Gozdzik, Luis I Palma Lazgare, Matthew J To, Tim Aubry, James Frankish, Stephen W Hwang, Vicky Stergiopoulos
OBJECTIVE: This study compares the effect of Housing First on older (≥50 years old) and younger (18-49 years old) homeless adults with mental illness participating in At Home/Chez Soi, a 24-month multisite randomized controlled trial of Housing First. METHOD: At Home/Chez Soi, participants (n = 2148) were randomized to receive rent supplements with intensive case management or assertive community treatment, based on their need level for mental health services, or usual care in their respective communities...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199334/childhood-hematologic-cancer-and-residential-proximity-to-oil-and-gas-development
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Lisa M McKenzie, William B Allshouse, Tim E Byers, Edward J Bedrick, Berrin Serdar, John L Adgate
BACKGROUND: Oil and gas development emits known hematological carcinogens, such as benzene, and increasingly occurs in residential areas. We explored whether residential proximity to oil and gas development was associated with risk for hematologic cancers using a registry-based case-control study design. METHODS: Participants were 0-24 years old, living in rural Colorado, and diagnosed with cancer between 2001-2013. For each child in our study, we calculated inverse distance weighted (IDW) oil and gas well counts within a 16...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185601/identifying-community-healthcare-supports-for-the-elderly-and-the-factors-affecting-their-aging-care-model-preference-evidence-from-three-districts-of-beijing
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Tianyang Liu, Xiaoning Hao, Zhenzhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The Chinese tradition of filial piety, which prioritized family-based care for the elderly, is transitioning and elders can no longer necessarily rely on their children. The purpose of this study was to identify community support for the elderly, and analyze the factors that affect which model of old-age care elderly people dwelling in communities prefer. METHODS: We used the database "Health and Social Support of Elderly Population in Community". Questionnaires were issued in 2013, covering 3 districts in Beijing...
November 15, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185560/inequalities-in-socio-economic-characteristics-and-health-and-wellbeing-of-men-with-and-without-disabilities-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-baseline-wave-of-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-male-health
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Anne M Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Eric Emerson, Sash Sahabandu, Allison Milner, Rebecca Bentley, Anthony D LaMontagne, Jane Pirkis, David Studdert
BACKGROUND: Internationally, men with disabilities have higher rates of social and economic disadvantage and poorer health and wellbeing than men without disabilities. No single study has provided comprehensive, population-level information about the magnitude of such differences among adult men using a well-validated instrument to measure disability. METHODS: We analysed baseline data from Ten to Men - an Australian longitudinal study of male health. Ten to Men used a stratified multi-stage cluster random sample design to recruit a national sample of males aged 10 to 55 years residing in private dwellings...
October 31, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184149/can-caring-create-prejudice-an-investigation-of-positive-and-negative-intergenerational-contact-in-care-settings-and-the-generalisation-of-blatant-and-subtle-age-prejudice-to-other-older-people
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Lisbeth Drury, Dominic Abrams, Hannah J Swift, Ruth A Lamont, Katarina Gerocova
Caring is a positive social act, but can it result in negative attitudes towards those cared for, and towards others from their wider social group? Based on intergroup contact theory, we tested whether care workers' (CWs) positive and negative contact with old-age care home residents (CHRs) predicts prejudiced attitudes towards that group, and whether this generalises to other older people. Fifty-six CWs were surveyed about their positive and negative contact with CHRs and their blatant and subtle attitudes (humanness attributions) towards CHRs and older adults...
January 2017: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178921/illness-acceptance-pain-perception-and-expectations-for-physicians-of-the-elderly-in-poland
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Mateusz Cybulski, Lukasz Cybulski, Elzbieta Krajewska-Kulak, Urszula Cwalina
BACKGROUND: Ageing of society is a significant challenge to public health, both socially and health wise. Adaptation to illness and its acceptance play an important role in control and patients' self-control in many diseases of old age. The right attitude of doctors to patients, especially, geriatric patients determines, among others, a patient's quality of life and acceptance of illness. Recently, there has been observed the rapid development of research on interactions between pain as a physiological process and its perception by an individual...
February 8, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178134/prognostic-factors-and-survival-of-colorectal-cancer-in-kurdistan-province-iran-a-population-based-study-2009-2014
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Mohammad Aziz Rasouli, Ghobad Moradi, Daem Roshani, Bahram Nikkhoo, Ebrahim Ghaderi, Bahman Ghaytasi
Colorectal cancer (CRC) survival varies at individual and geographically level. This population-based study aimed to evaluating various factors affecting the survival rate of CRC patients in Kurdistan province.In a retrospective cohort study, patients diagnosed as CRC were collected through a population-based study from March 1, 2009 to 2014. The data were collected from Kurdistan's Cancer Registry database. Additional information and missing data were collected reference to patients' homes, medical records, and pathology reports...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177142/institutionalising-senile-dementia-in-19th-century-britain
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Emily Stella Andrews
This article explains how old, poor people living with dementia came to be institutionalised in 19th-century Britain (with a focus on London), and how they were responded to by the people who ran those institutions. The institutions in question are lunatic asylums, workhouses and charitable homes. Old people with dementia were admitted to lunatic asylums, workhouses and charitable homes, but were not welcome there. Using the records of Hanwell lunatic asylum, published texts of psychiatric theory, and the administrative records that all of these institutions generated at local and national levels, this article argues that 'the senile' were a perpetual classificatory residuum in the bureaucracy of 19th-century health and welfare...
February 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175989/predictors-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-boys-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-from-six-european-countries
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Christiane Otto, Birgit F Steffensen, Ann-Lisbeth Højberg, Claus Barkmann, Jes Rahbek, Ulrike Ravens-Sieberer, Annette Mahoney, Julia Vry, Kathrin Gramsch, Rachel Thompson, Sunil Rodger, Kate Bushby, Hanns Lochmüller, Janbernd Kirschner
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive, genetically determined neuromuscular disease that affects males and leads to severe physical disability in early teenage years. Over the last decades, patient-reported outcomes such as Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) gained great interest in clinical research. However, little is known about factors affecting HRQoL in boys with DMD. Data from the multi-center CARE-NMD project of boys with DMD from six European countries collected between 2011 and 2012 were analyzed (8-17 years old; n = 321)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174455/factors-affecting-the-quality-of-life-of-homebound-elderly-hemiparetic-stroke-patients-with-cognitive-impairment
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Seiichi Takemasa, Ryoma Nakagoshi, Masayuki Uesugi, Yuri Inoue, Makoto Gotou, Hideki Koeda, Susumu Naruse
[Purpose] This study examined the quality of life of homebound elderly hemiparetic stroke patients with cognitive impairment and the factors affecting their quality of life. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of the study were 17 home-based elderly hemiparetic stroke patients with cognitive impairment (8 males and 9 females, average age: 76.3 ± 10.5 years old). Their physical and psychological conditions, quality of life and other items were investigated. Nishimura's Mental State Scale for the Elderly was used for the cognitive impairment assessment...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164049/a-case-report-of-bisphosphonate-induced-bilateral-osteoporotic-subtrochanteric-fracture-femurii-review-of-literature
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Rajendra Uppin, Srinath Gupta, Shivank Prakash
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a significant health-care problem characterized by excessive skeletal fragility, susceptibility to low-trauma fractures in men as well as women. Any abnormality of the bone that reduces the strength of the bone predisposes it to mechanical failure during normal activity or with minimum trauma. The mechanical failure manifests itself as a fracture, and this fracture must be recognized as a pathological fracture if the patient is to be treated properly. Osteoporosis is one of the leading causes of such pathological fractures and accounts for 1...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163178/over-expression-of-jagged1-ameliorates-aged-rat-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cell-functions-and-improves-its-transfusion-efficiency-for-rat-balloon-induced-arterial-injury
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Guangxu Zhu, Jinxiang Wang, Mingbao Song, Fang Zhou, Dagan Fu, Guangping Ruan, Yingying Bai, Zhengping Yu, Leilei Zhang, Xiangqing Zhu, Lan Huang, Rongqing Pang, Xinghua Pan
BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) has significant age-dependent alterations in properties, but the role of Jagged1 in ageing-induced decline of EPC functions remains unclear. METHODS: 2 and 20 months old healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were used in present study. Jagged1 gene transfection was performed in EPC isolated from aged (AEPC) and young rats (YEPC) respectively. Experiments were divided into four groups: a) pIRES2-EGFP (PE) group, b) PE combined N-[N-(3, 5-difluoro-phenacetyl)-1- alany1]-S-phenyglycine t-butyl ester (DAPT) (PE + D) group, c) pIRES2 EGFP- Jagged1 (PEJ) group and d) PEJ combined DAPT (PEJ+D) group...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156246/present-epidemiology-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-japan-analysis-of-63-358-cases-recorded-in-a-national-administrative-database
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Hiroyuki Toi, Keita Kinoshita, Satoshi Hirai, Hiroki Takai, Keijiro Hara, Nobuhisa Matsushita, Shunji Matsubara, Makoto Otani, Keiji Muramatsu, Shinya Matsuda, Kiyohide Fushimi, Masaaki Uno
OBJECTIVE Aging of the population may lead to epidemiological changes with respect to chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). The objectives of this study were to elucidate the current epidemiology and changing trends of CSDH in Japan. The authors analyzed patient information based on reports using a Japanese administrative database associated with the diagnosis procedure combination (DPC) system. METHODS This study included patients with newly diagnosed CSDH who were treated in hospitals participating in the DPC system...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148333/ethical-considerations-of-transparency-informed-consent-and-nudging-in-a-patient-with-paediatric-aortic-stenosis-and-symptomatic-left-ventricular-endocardial-fibroelastosis
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Constantine D Mavroudis, Thomas Cook, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Constantine Mavroudis
A 9-year-old boy who was born with bicuspid aortic stenosis underwent two unsuccessful aortic valvuloplasty interventions, and by 2 years of age he developed restrictive cardiomyopathy caused by left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis and diastolic dysfunction. The attending cardiologist referred the patient to a high-volume, high-profile congenital cardiac surgical programme 1000 miles away that has a team with considerable experience with left ventricular endocardial fibroelastosis resection and a reputation of achieving good results...
December 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141730/-footprints-in-the-bathroom-the-role-of-spirituality-in-patient-diagnosis
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Veronica Meneses, Douglas Vanderbilt, Linda Barnes, Marilyn Augustyn
Lucy is a 12-year-old Latina whose mother brought her to the pediatric clinic for help with her anxiety symptoms, "hearing voices," and episodes of "spacing out." Lucy did not cry at birth secondary to vocal cord paralysis and still has the tracheostomy performed at a few days of life. In addition to her neonatal intensive care unit stay, she has been hospitalized for pneumonia. Her mother says she is "sickly" and has a weak immune system due to her asthma symptoms. Lucy also experiences somatic complaints related to gastroesophageal reflux and constipation...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141722/sudden-onset-of-refusal-to-eat-on-waking-after-a-nightmare-in-a-6-year-old-girl
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Maria Zaccagnino, Sheila Gahagan, Andrea Spencer, Michael Jellinek, Martin T Stein
Bridgette is a 6-year-old girl, who presented with sudden onset of refusal to eat or drink. The only precipitating event was a nightmare the previous night. She described a dream in which her mother and maternal aunt, dressed as witches, and father and maternal uncle, appearing as bats, wanted to kill her by making her eat and drink from a cauldron. Bridgette stated, "I can't eat anymore, I'm afraid of dying." Bridgette's eating pattern and behavior were described as previously normal. Motor, social, and language milestones were also normal...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141720/sexuality-and-intellectual-disability
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Jodi Wenger, Alison Downes, Nathan Blum, Marilyn Augustyn
Amad is a wonderful 16-year-old young man from Syria who has recently relocated to the United States from his war-torn native country. In his last few years in Syria, he was primarily at home with his mother, and they sought refuge with a maternal aunt in the United States seeking asylum and treatment of Amad's disability.At 8 years of age, he had intelligence testing in the United Arab Emirates, which showed a verbal intelligence score on the Wechsler intelligence scale for children (WISC) of 68 and a performance of 64...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141719/-more-than-meets-the-eye-when-the-neonatal-course-may-impact-several-years-out
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Fadiyla Dopwell, John Maypole, Bharati Sinha, Heidi Currier, William DeBassio, Marilyn Augustyn
Nadia is a 7-year-old girl who you have followed since her discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Her parents are here today for an urgent visit with behavioral concerns, such as inattention, hyperactivity, and aggression.Nadia is a former 40-weeker born through vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery at 9 pounds 7 ounces. Her delivery was complicated with shoulder dystocia, which resulted in resuscitation. Her Apgar scores were 1, 3, and 4 at 1, 5, and 10 minutes, respectively. After intubation and stabilization on mechanical ventilation, Nadia was transferred to the NICU...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
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